|Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.|
|Pedro Calderón de la Barca|
| Pure as the first blush of day.|| 1|
| Stands at gaze|
As might a wolf just fastend on his prey.
| Substantial as the shadow of a shade.|| 3|
| Sure as death.|| 4|
|Swift almost as a human smile may chase|
A frown from some conciliated face.
| Stand unmoved, like a rock mid raging seas.|| 6|
| Your women|
Are like new plays, which self-complacent authors
Offer at some eight hundred royals each,
But which, when once theyre tried, you purchase dear
Eight hundred for a royal.
| Melted like a phantasm.|| 8|